Praise for Wishes Are Free

The Wonder Years meets Anne of Green Gables.

Not to be missed!"

~ Terry Birdgenaw, author, The Antunite Chronicles

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From Book Life:

"...evokes a classic children's novel feel with a beautiful mixture of heart and life lessons sprinkled throughout...Howell creates deep, caring relationships... extremely well done." ~ Book Life

Read Full Review Here unforgettable, pure, and powerful story."

~ Jessica Barbosa, Readers Favorite
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Reviews From Amazon Customers

“A friend gave me this book, and I immediately bought several copies for my granddaughter, nieces, and friends. It's a wonderful read, full of positive thoughts and the warmth of friendship.” ~ Susan Washburn, Amazon Customer

“...lovable characters…all infused with a delightful sense of humor. This book will warm your heart.”~ Jim F, Amazon Customer

“ What a joy to read! This is a charming portrayal of a 10-year-old girl navigating her way through the world by exploring the power of loyalty and friendships. She has a big heart and a strong moral compass. Each short chapter explores a unique aspect of self-discovery and contains a sense of truth-telling, vulnerability, and humor. As an adult, I found myself smiling and nodding, sometimes giggling or feeling to cry, as the stories reminded me of my own experiences growing up and the influence of family and friends."

~ Lyn Wiltse Amazon Customer

"Wishes Are Free is a delightful story of a little girl, her friends, and her grandpa. As a senior, I enjoyed reading about Rose and her everyday challenges. She learns from her grandpa without being criticized or lectured. Get this book for a child or yourself. You will both be enriched."

~ Roselyn Olson, Senior Citizen

"Well-written and beautifully produced, this gentle story is youth-appropriate. Saddened by the loss of her best friend to a family move, 10-year-old Rose O'Reilly faces this change and finds new friends." ~ Sally Lawrence Amazon Customer

“A lovely story of a young girl who loses one friend and gains even more. Growing up with a special bond with Grandpa!” ❤️ ~ Leslie Speck Amazon customer

Praise from Scribophile Critiquers

“I feel like I know all of these characters personally.”

“...a delight from start to finish. Rose’s grandpa is wonderful.”

“If I had kids, I’d want to read this to them.”

“Well-written, charming, and innocent.”